Friday, January 26, 2024

Sunflowers in My Heart--Medallion Quilt

 


Welcome to 2024!  I know I've slacked off the past few years on sharing projects, but honestly, there hasn't been much to share.  I'm hoping 2024 is a productive year with lots of finishes!  Not a resolution, but more of a...my soul needs more time with a needle and thread.  So, for this year, my goal is to quilt, quilt, quilt.  I have so many tops that I just need to finish and I really want that to be my focus (with some random pattern testing sprinkled in).  Today I share a quilt with you from Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs Just One Charm Pack Quilts book.


Both this book and Just Two Charm Packs Quilts are becoming go to books for me.  I love the simpleness of the patterns and it is a great way to use up charms, layer cakes and even mini charm packs.

While on vacation this summer I picked up a few charm packs to remember the trip by.  One pack was Sunflowers in my Heart by Kate Spain for Moda.  I paired it with a bolt of white on white I had at the house and a quilt was born.

For my threads I used Aurifil 50wt in a white, cornflower blue and a light lime color.  I wish I could take 100% credit for the quilting I chose for this quilt, but I can't.  I subscribe to Natalia Bonner's (Piece N Quilt) PNQ Academy; where for a small monthly fee, you can have access to quilting videos.  Natalia posts (at least) two videos a month showing how she custom quilts using free motion quilting and rulers.  I have learned so much about using rulers and even moving around the quilt just by watching the videos.  In March of last year, she posted a video quilting a Joplin Quilt (this is a YouTube link of a free snip it).  I am in love with that quilt!  So, I drew my inspiration from various elements of the Joplin Quilt.




Why, yes, that is a small kitten paw you see.  Benjamin is very helpful in quilt management.


You can see from the pictures that I used quite a bit of marking with a blue water soluble pen.  For my rulers, I used a Handi Quilter Mini Scallop Ruler (I love it as a straight edge) and Natalia's Sway rulers and Mini 4-n-1 ruler.

Now that I've given you some of the details of the quilt, let's get down to some good ol' texture filled quilty goodness pics!












And of course, quality control was called in to inspect the over all quilt goodness.


Both Carmella (orange) and Benjamin (creamsicle) give this one 4 out of 4 paws up.  You always know to worry about the quality of a quilt when you put in on the floor and zero cats lay on it...just saying.

This quilt maybe finished but don't worry I still have around 107 (big and small) quilts to finish quilting...but who's counting?  Hopefully, I'll be back real soon, to share another finish and see how everyone is doing?





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